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User currently offlinePhfev03 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 40 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6638 times:

I was just wondering what was the longest active scheduled commercial flight, in hours and distance. Also longest cargo route.







thanks,
phfev03

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User currently offlineTallguy14 From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6534 times:
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I believe it's Continental's flight CO99, Newark-Hong Kong. Scheduled flight time is 15hours 45minutes. United used to have a JFK-Hong Kong flight operated by a 747-422, but this was discontinued several years ago.

The rumor I heard is that when Continental first began operating EWRHKG, they often had to divert for fuel enroute. And some regulatory agency threatened to take away the flight's "nonstop" status since it was often a one-stop flight. Anyone know if this is true?

Jeff, UAL




User currently offlinePhfev03 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6517 times:

thats what i was thinking at 8062 nm you cant beat that......thanks for the info

User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1918 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6432 times:

The longest flight for hours is: CO 772 EWR-HKG

The longest flight for distance is: SAA 744 ATL-JNB @ 8400mi

My question, is how long is the CO EWR-HKG flight? I ask because Tallguy14 says its 15hr 45 min which makes sense, but I thought I heard something like it was 18+ hrs?



My posts/replies are strictly my opinion and not that of any company, organization, or Southwest Airlines.
User currently offlineStar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6397 times:

Phfev03 - Welcome to A.net. This question is probably the most frequently asked one on this board, if you use the "search" link at the top of the thread you'll find many previous discussions about it. What invariably happens is that someone proposes one particular route, and 20 other people then post different answers, all with the same level of certainty - lots of "experts" around here  Smile

User currently offlinePhfev03 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6387 times:

thanks for the info......I appreciate it




User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6319 times:

Isn't JFK-JHB longer than ATL-JHB? It's scheduled, but not 7 times a week.

Nick


User currently offlineTallguy14 From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6246 times:
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ATL-JNB is a 1-stop flight.....operates ATL-SID-JNB. SID is the Cape Verde Islands. Never heard of them! Travel time is 17:05 with the fuel stop.

Jeff UAL



User currently offlineTallguy14 From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6245 times:
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ATL-SID-JNB is SA212. 747-400.
JFK-JNB is SA202. 747-400.



User currently offlineTallguy14 From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6235 times:
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Cape Verde Islands! Found 'em!

http://www.stokar.ch/fotis/capeverde/images/001~0001_Cape%20Verde%20Map%20(overview).jpg



User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6221 times:

United used to have a JFK-Hong Kong flight operated by a 747-422, but this was discontinued several years ago.

Too technical. I'm sure at least one of the two -451 (built for NW, acquired by UA) flew this route ... therefore I think it's more appropriate to say a 744 flew the route for UA.

And yes, I know I'm being petty.


User currently offlineWorldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6204 times:

The brand spanking new Republic of Cape Verde is an 11 island archipelago 400 miles off the coast of Senegal. It got its start as a stopping place for slaving ships in the 1600s. The people are as mixed-race as it's possible to get. In the air age, it became a refueling stop for Madrid to Buenos Aires, Lisbon to Rio, and (believe it or not) Zurich to Montevideo. It is an up and coming resort, but it's not completely developed yet. There's a new American embassy in the city of Praia, so they must have oil.  Smile

They're served by TAP, SAA, TACV (a local airline), World Airways (ferrying oil rig crews from Houston to Angola), Volare, and Condor.






User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1918 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6167 times:

I thought the SID stop was coming back to the states on the JNB-SID-ATL flight?


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User currently offlineAlitaliaORD From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6104 times:

back when United was still flying to Delhi, they were planning a Chicago-Delhi flight nonstop and that was up there


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User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6066 times:

Although it would seem like JFK is farther from JNB than ATL, that is not the case. Because JFK is a good bit farther east than ATL, it puts it amost 500 miles closer. The distance from JFK to JNB is 7969 miles. From ATL to JNB it is 8439 miles.

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User currently offlineExpressjetphx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6061 times:

QANTAS747-438 is right. The routing is JNB-CPT-SID-ATL-CPT-JNB. the ATL-CPT flight is actually scheduled as longer than the nonstop JFK-JNB flight. SAA says that all JNB-JFK flights that were stopping in SID for fuel will now be stopping in DKR. The South Africa-Atlanta flights will still stop in SID.

User currently offlinePolnebmit From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5896 times:

I believe that ATL-JNB is a longer route than JFK-JNB.

Continental is no longer flying the EWR - HKG non-stop route. They don't have it in their flight schedule. Or am I missing something?


User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6750 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5844 times:

http://www.amadeus.net shows a CO HKG-EWR nonstop.

If SAA really does fly ATL-CPT nonstop, then that's longer than HKG-EWR-- but ATL-CPT seems to be 1-stop.

EWR-HKG isn't 8000+ nautical miles.


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5808 times:

The flight from ATL-CPT or JNB on alternating days IS nonstop outbound from the states.

The JNB/CPT-JFK flights stop in Dakar, Senegal and the JNB/CPT-ATL flights stop in Ilha do Sal outbound from South Africa,if I'm not mistaken.

Both ATL-JNB and ATL-CPT are longer than EWR-JFK. NONE of these routes are 8000+ nm, in fact, none of them are 7500 nm.

N


User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8040 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5792 times:

What about Canada 3000's Toronto - Delhi nonstop? It operated for a couple of weeks either immediately before or after 9/11. A brave attempt at a new route and a first attempt at proper longhaul scheduled service for C3. The launch was so unluckily timed that it killed the whole airline.


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User currently offlineAlitalia777 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5789 times:

Hello,
Continental resumed operation of flights 99/98 on August 1, I believe. The longest of the flights is scheduled for 16hrs. 5minutes.

Alitalia777


User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6750 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5632 times:

Near as I can make out, SAA's ATL-JNB nonstop is resuming in October. When it does it will be the undisputed longest scheduled nonstop.

User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5516 times:

What about Emirates A340-500 DXB-SYD flight which start on October 26??

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19186 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5486 times:

EXT-PLH is about 5415nm. It is served daily by a Shorts 360, with extremely high yields.  Big thumbs up  Laugh out loud


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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5442 times:

EXT-PLH is about 5415nm. It is served daily by a Shorts 360, with extremely high yields

It must be much nicer now they've installed sleeper seats and the swim-up bar.


25 Randy4920 : CO 99 and 98 are both 8060 miles, so you are wrong about them not being 8000nm....
26 Post contains images Pe@rson : "It must be much nicer now they've installed sleeper seats and the swim-up bar." Definitely! First Class is absolutely value-for-money on this long, a
27 Post contains images Flyer732 : Right now both ATL-CPT and ATL-JNB stop in SID, until the end of the summer and the end of the weight restrictions. Then they'll go back to nonstops.
28 JGPH1A : A stop is nice, but not in SID - its a windswept rock with a portakabin airport. I've done the JFK-JNB bullet and yes its llooooonnggg - and this was
29 Wunderk : Yeah, I've done the JFK-JNB round trip too, but I actually liked it because I was on the upper deck (even though it's economy class). It's true, there
30 Pe@rson : "there really isn't much in Ilha do Sal." How long was the stop? Wasn't there any aircraft or airlines to view?
31 Wunderk : The stop was like 30-45 minutes, but it was late night, and the whole island seemed to have only a few lights. Looking out from the window, I did not
32 Post contains images IFLYMCO : "The stop was like 30-45 minutes" Yes, however a friend of mine took the JNB - ATL flight in June and she was stuck at SID for nearly 24 hours due to
33 Timz : "CO 99 and 98 are both 8060 miles, so you are wrong about them not being 8000nm.... " No, I'm not.
34 Dan6681 : CO 99 16hrs in a 777 with 31in pitch....ahhhhhhh
35 Capt078 : yay, this topic again. in the past four months, i think we've discussed this fifteen times. here's the concensus, backed up in many of the previous po
36 Jetdeltamsy : jfk-jnb pushes the 747-400ER to it's range limit.
37 Jetdeltamsy : great circle calculation. ewr-hkg is 8,065 miles/12,980 km jfk-jnb is 7,969 miles/12,825 km
38 Post contains links EA CO AS : SQ is about to schedule a SIN-LAX nonstop using A-340-500 equipment. This will become the world's longest nonstop flight, at 8,765 miles. The flight c
39 Legacyins : Regarding the A340-500. A Boeing spokes person stated the same fact. The SIN-LAX route will be the longest in the world. Also in that statement, he sa
40 Post contains images SNARN : Aussie747: The EK SYD-DXB is "only" 14h 40min, but the CO EWR-HKG is 16h Think that´s the longest route currently
41 La Carlota : great circle calculation. ewr-hkg is 8,065 miles/12,980 km jfk-jnb is 7,969 miles/12,825 km You forgot this one: ATL-JNB: 8,439 mi (13,582 km), so it'
42 Bmacleod : JFK to SIN would be a record breaker.
43 Aussie747 : SNARN, Thanks for that info!!
44 STT757 : CO's EWR-HKG route is currently the longest nonstop flight, they rarely have to divert because of fuel. UAL launched JFK-HKG almost immediatly after C
45 Lj : I was just wondering what was the longest active scheduled commercial flight, in hours and distance. Also longest cargo route. Given the fact that in
46 ZSSNC : Randy4920, non of the above mentioned flights has a distance of 8000 plus nm as you claim. I suppose you mix up nautical miles with miles. A nautical
47 Capt078 : ZSSNC: thank you for pointing out that there is frequently confusion regarding statute miles and nautical miles. the longest nonstop scheduled commerc
48 RayChuang : The SQ flight between LAX and SIN using the A340-500 is definitely going to be the world's longest flight, no contest. I've heard SQ will configure th
49 United_Fan : 18 hours is too damn long to be stuck in a plane,no matter what class you're in. LAX-Hawaii was long enough and I love planes!
50 Uadc8contrail : STT757, CO USES THE POLAR 2 CROSSING ON A NORMAL DAY...NOT THE POLAR 5...POLAR 5 CROSS OVER SW OF THE POLE POLAR 2 IS WITH IN 65 MILES OF THE ACTUAL P
51 Post contains links and images Kilavoud : 18 hours can be a long time or a short time. It depends of our activities. When we are on the web times is just flying. So it is up to everyone to mak
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